Blogger Jon Prosser said today that Apple's new AirPower wireless chanting pad is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2020 or the first quarter of 2021, with a price tag of about $250.
Jon Prosser drew a conjecture based on Apple ’s latest internal prototype, saying that the new AirPower has fewer internal coils and less overlap; built-in A11 chip to control heat, and a Lightning charging cable on the right side of the device.
Here’s my concept of “C68”
Apple’s most current internal prototype.
- Fewer coils, with less overlap
- A11 chip inside to manage heat
- Lightning cable on right side
(Though I’d expect that to change on the retail models)
If they pull it off — expected Q4 2020 / Q1 2021
~ $250 pic.twitter.com/sjViqjn0As
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 13, 2020
At the end of last month, Jon Prosser said that Apple’s wireless charging board project AirPower “revived”, and Apple has now resumed the development of related projects.
Jon Prosser later revealed more information about the new AirPower. The Apple AirPower device code-named C68 has now been tested by engineers. At the same time, Apple used the A11 processor to solve the problem of overheating.
Apple AirPower debuted in 2017 and can simultaneously charge multiple Apple devices wirelessly.
But 19 months later, Apple canceled the device on the grounds that it could not meet our high standards. It is estimated that the specific reason is that the heat dissipation problem has not been solved.
If the news is accurate, the new AirPower uses the A11 Bionic processor instead of the originally planned A10 Fusion processor. The A11 Bionic processor is Apple ’s first chip to dynamically manage heat. Reasonable.